Read more The Business Development Division is responsible for the retention, expansion, and attraction of businesses to the County.
Services include: expediting permits, tax abatements, workforce assistance, site identification, county and state financial assistance, and SBA financial assistance.
Carnival-style entertainment was also provided to give a unique experience to yesterday's celebrants.
EDC President and CEO, Jim Coleman, expressed his pride in seeing the growth of KEYS program participants."I stand before you in awe of your accomplishments," said Coleman.
We are here to help you maximize your opportunities through certification." Nabee Yi, head of JMF, LLC and new chair of the Asian Business Committee emphasized the importance of the EDC's efforts to inform and attract Asian business to Prince George's County.
"As an Asian business community, we should participate in the explosive business growth that is taking place in Prince George's County within the next four to five years," said Ms. "With projects on the horizon totaling $6 million to $10 million, we see this opportunity as a win/win for both the Asian business community and the County." As part of County Executive Baker's long-term international business development plan, the EDC has been tasked with executing 12 locally hosted international development summits and to prepare local businesses to export goods and services.
"When he walked in the door, I could tell he was going to work out.
He has a wonderful work ethic and we all enjoyed having him around.Many go on to complete their high school and college degrees and launch careers that make a profound impact on their lives."When I started the program, I was five months pregnant and living in a motel with my husband and two sons," said Ariana Burnette, a former KEYS participant during her welcome address."We had just been evicted from our apartment and were blessed to receive stipends from the State and KEYS which stabilized us as I completed my six-week training.Read more The Small Business Services (SBS) provides training to Prince George’s County CEO’s, including strategic planning, business development, and procurement opportunities.Services include: business certification assistance, contract financing and bonding, equipment and real estate financing, business and marketing plan development, and business incentives.I was placed in an internship as a front desk manager which turned into a full-time job.